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troth, my Lord Hardwicke has overtaken her wheel, and rolled along with it.
I perceive Miss Jenny20 would not venture to Ireland, nor stray so far from London; I am glad I shall always know where to find her within threescore miles. I must say a word to my Lord21, which, Harry, be sure you don't read. (My dear Lord, I don't love troubling you with letters, because I know you don't love the trouble of answering them; not that I should insist on that ceremony, but I hate to burthen any one's conscience. Your brother tells me he is to stand member of Parliament22: without telling me so, I am sure he owes it to you. I am sure you will not repent setting him up; nor will he be ungrateful to a brother who deserves so much, and whose least merit is not the knowing how to employ so great a fortune.)
There, Harry, I have done. Don't suspect me: I have said no ill of you behind your back. Make my best compliments to Miss Conway2'.
I thought I had done, and lo, I had forgot to tell you, that who d'ye think is here ?—Even Mr. More! our Eheims Mr. More! the fortification, hornwork, ravelin, bastion Mr. More! wMch is very pleasant sure. At the end of the eighth side, I think I need make no excuse for leaving off; but I am going to write to Selwyn, and to the lady of the mountain; from whom I have had a very kind letter. She has at last received the Chantilly brass. Good night: write to me from one end of the world to t'other.
Yours ever, •
20  Hon.   Jane   Conway   (d.   unmarried, 1749), only surviving child of the first Baron Conway, by his second wife, Jane Bowden.
21  Lord Conway.
22  Conway did not enter Parliament till 1741.
23 Hon. Anne Conway (d. 1774), sister of Lord Conway and Henry Conway; daughter of first Baron Conway, by his third wife Charlotte Shorter, sister of Catherine, Lady Walpole; Housekeeper at Somerset House ; m. (1765) John Harris.